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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A dynamite bundle from British writer-director Guy Ritchie. Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    If the dialect is hard to comprehend, that soon becomes part of the joke. It's unlikely that even the British audiences who made Lock, Stock a big hit got it all. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A half-funny, half-ugly comedy about underworld ineptitude. [5 Mar 1999] show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear they'll all come crashing down. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a superior thriller made with the guts and gusto that too many recycled entries into the genre fail to exhibit. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    [It's] like Tarantino crossed with the Marx Brothers, if Groucho had been into chopping off fingers...Fun, in a slapdash way; it has an exuberance, and in a time when movies follow formulas like zombies, it's alive. show more

  • 75
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Plenty of fun, less for its many plot twists than for its large and varied assortment of vibrant characters. [12 Mar 1999] show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    Flawed but scrappy, confusing yet exhilarating, the Brit-made Lock, Stock is far from a perfect movie. And it's not for anyone squeamish about violence. But it is, like Green Day, a rockin' good time. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The humor is as crude as the characters, but the picture has energy. show more

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